For its last concert of the season, the Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra will cross the Atlantic to South America. The first stop is Brazil, with the Abertura Concertante by Camargo Guarnieri, the most important Brazilian composer from the generation after Villa-Lobos. Next, of course, will be Argentina, with the undisputed master of tango and the bandoneon, Astor Piazzolla. A major work, the Concerto "Aconcagua " is a passionate and virtuoso ode from the composer to his instrument as well as to his country. His passing left a deep hole in the hearts of Argentinian musicians such as Osvaldo Golijov, whose Last Round pays tribute to his hero. Written for string orchestra, this score is a fantasy on the refrain from Gardel’s My beloved Buenos Aires, and continuously refers to the tango by musically opposing two string quartets like two dancers in an imaginary milonga.
DIJON BOURGOGNE ORCHESTRA
MUSICAL DIRECTION Simone Menezes
BANDONÉON William Sabatier
Concerto pour bandonéon et orchestre «Aconcagua»
Tangazo (Variations on Buenos Aires)